Jerome (John) Debs II
Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Bodri Capital Management
Palo Alto, CA
John Debs II is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer for Bodri Capital Management. Originally from Chicago, he attended Stanford University earning an AB degree in History, and an MBA from The Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Deciding upon a career in the investment business, he spent his first 10 years as a security analyst and then started his first hedge fund in San Francisco in 1979. Presently, John is the Managing Partner of the Catfish Fund, L.P. a fund that he started in 2001 and manages with two associates, all Stanford graduates. The fund has approximately $225 million in assets and is located in the Ferry Building in San Francisco.
For the last 20 years, John and his wife Catherine (DCI Partner) have also focused on giving back by investing in select non-profits, with a focus on K-12 education. The Debs have endowed 75 scholarships at City College of San Francisco in memory of John’s mother, Ruth. They have also endowed scholarships for the Stanford men’s basketball and football teams as well as a chair in Orthopedic Traumatology at the University of Washington. John was a Trustee at Reed College, an investment manager of the Stanford Business School Trust, and a board member of the Stanford Athletic Board. His most recent focus includes National Public Radio, Tipping Point, Teach for America, Rocketship Education, The Better Angels Society and KIPP Bay Area Schools.
Partner: Catherine Debs